Kevin Kolb Prepares To Face His Former Team

TEMPE, AZ - JULY 29: Quarterback Kevin Kolb #4 of the Arizona Cardinals speaks at a press conference to introduce him at the team's training facility on July 29, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb discusses his former team as Arizona prepares to take on the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb joined Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano on WIP in Philadelphia to discuss the QB situation in Arizona, as well as the upcoming matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kolb's former team.

When asked whether or not he is the starter this week, Kolb noted that "that's the plan," though admits he is unaware of the status of John Skelton's health.

On if he's going to start Sunday against Philadelphia:

"That's the plan. I mean, that's how I have to approach it. I haven't talked to John or anybody to see how he's feeling, but that is the plan."

Kolb was also asked if he keeps in contact with some of his former teammates in Philly, which he does sparingly.

On if he's in communication with some of his former Philadelphia teammates:

"I texted some of the guys last week and was just offering some encouragement. A win is a win. I know everybody wants to talk about the turnovers and winning by one point, but in this league, as a player and a coach, when you're grinding every single game, every week, every game is a tough one in this league, and if you can come out with a victory then who cares how you got it? Obviously it's well-documented that Mike and I are pretty good friends and I'm proud of the way he's handling stuff."

After spending his first four years in the NFL with the Eagles, Kolb was asked about what kind of knowledge he brings to the table that could help the Cardinals pull out a win come Sunday.

On how much he can help his team prepare for the Eagles:

"Offenses evolve. And even though it's the west coast, they evolve with different things and different protections. I've already had a few discussions, but as far as just real details, you can't really get into that because then what if they counter it and trick you? So I offer whatever I can, and then if something comes up in the game, obviously then I'll do my best to pay attention and see if it can give us an edge."

The Eagles and Cardinals lock horns at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday with coverage on the Fox Network.

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